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Any recommendations for conveyancing solicitor in Canberra?

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  1. TheSackedWiggle

    TheSackedWiggle Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Any recommendations for conveyancing solicitor in Canberra?

    has anyone used online ones like http://www.ozpropertylaw.com ?

    -thanks in advance
     
  2. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    Dean Prail at Prail Lawyers
     
  3. Jamie Moore

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    A bit late to this but I went with Emma Bragg from Tetlow Legal. I found her good to deal with and responsive to my ad hoc n00b questions about the process.
     
  6. TheSackedWiggle

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    Thanks guys, I am going ahead with shane ongave, Jamie suggested, will let u guys how it goes.
     
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    TheSackedWiggle Well-Known Member

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    An update about my first experience with Conveyance service
    (Shane Angove - http://www.absoluteconveyancing.net.au/contact/)

    A very impressive first impression, Shane Angove reviewed the contract and walked me thru it very patiently with attention to details,
    I was not successful in auction though :(, But I will use his service for all my future purchases thanks for the reco Jamie.
     
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  8. Jamie Moore

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    My pleasure.

    Sorry to hear about the auction though :-( Best of luck with the next one.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  9. c2y2c2

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    I had a really bad experience with a conveyancer in ACT this year. She almost never returned phone calls or e-mails. It wasn't just me. My bank manager and the REA had the same problem dealing with her. 0/10 for communication (utmost frustration). She would just 'do her job' and did not have any follow up/safety nets to make sure that things don't fall through the cracks. 0/10 for customer service/satisfaction. Not sure if this is normal for ACT but I had a completely different experience in NSW.

    I don't think it's the firm that she worked for as it is a fairly large well-known firm in Canberra. Mind you, she just moved to another firm earlier this year. She seemed to be firm-hoping every 2-3 years. Hard to catch but I would be cautious of her.
     
  10. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Nah - not normal.

    I've had plenty of dealings with local conveyancers over the years and rarely have I had issues like you've described.

    Sounds like you landed a bad egg - sorry to hear.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
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    Hi all

    Just wanting to know if the above details still hold for the recommendations or there are new ones out there in Canberra

    TIA
     
  12. Mac Fields

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    I used Karen from KJB Law. Very thorough and Jo, one of the principals also gave me a a lot of time when I was looking to do some vendor financing a few years ago.
     
  13. Jamie Moore

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    Shane's still good - just check if he's busy though.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  14. RPI

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